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The Golden Penguin Bowl at LinuxWorld (underground video)

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Humor

linux.com: The Golden Penguin Bowl is a perennial LinuxWorld event frequented by inner-circle types and shunned by the humorless. The format is simple: two teams, the Geeks and the Nerds, answer a series of not-serious technical and movie/TV trivia questions and possibly engage in other feats of derring-do, such as a robot face-off. One team wins, the other team loses.

Report from Australia - the OOXML Forum

groklaw: An attendee, Lee Welburn, at the meeting yesterday in Australia regarding whether or not to approve OOXML as an ISO standard has sent me his notes. I am publishing them as is, without any editing except for making urls clickable, so keep in mind that these are notes taken live.

Also: Little progress in states' ODF considerations

Customizing your screensaver in GNOME

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HowTos

FreeSoftware Mag: One popular screensaver in Ubuntu is “Floating Ubuntu”, which displays a number of Ubuntu logos floating around the screen. I thought that it would probably be easy to customize it and have an image of my choice floating around instead. Unfortunately, screensavers in Ubuntu are not configurable using the GUI so I had to hack the screensaver myself. Here’s how I did it.

Dell charges UK a premium for Linux PCs

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Linux

ZDNet: Customers who live in the UK will have to pay over one-third more than customers in the US for exactly the same machine, according to detailed analysis by ZDNet.co.uk.

Red Hat And Its Fedora 8 Friends

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Linux

internetnews: Make no mistake about it. Red Hat is a key part of the Linux world, even though you won't find the company on the exhibition floor at LinuxWorld. Not officially at least.

Also: Red Hat small business desktops available in Australia early 2008

Linux seen vying with Windows for platform dominance

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Linux

infoworld: The computing world will be dominated by two ideas, open and closed, and two platforms, Linux and Windows, according to Zemlin, speaking at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

Watch online video? Get Miro

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Software

linux.com: First it was called DTV, then Democracy Player, and now it is Miro. Whatever you call it, the Mozilla-based, cross-platform, open source video player is now in public release. Miro differs from playback front ends like VLC by offering integrated content-finding and content-management tools.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 4 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix: There is about two months left until the final release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, but today marks the release of Ubuntu 7.10 Tribe 4. New in this alpha release is GNOME 2.19.6, desktop search capabilities through Tracker, and OpenOffice.org 2.3.

People of openSUSE: Pascal Bleser

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Interviews
SUSE

openSUSE news: Today ‘People of openSUSE’ starts. This project aims to make the people behind the openSUSE project and the distribution more visible. Therefore there will be several interviews with different contributors published on news.opensuse.org. Now let’s start with Pascal Bleser.

Vista Aiding Linux Desktop, Strategist Says

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Linux

eWeek: Microsoft will lose market share to open-source desktops, a Dell strategist says at LinuxWorld. It has probably created the single biggest opportunity for the Linux desktop to take market share.

CEO Hovsepian Says Novell Will Ship GPLv3 Code, Even If Microsoft Is Paying For It

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SUSE

information week: Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian says it is in his interest to give customers GPLv3 code when they are seeking updates, even if the customer was paying for Novell support through Microsoft certificates.

Linux Foundation calls for 'respect for Microsoft'

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OS

vnunet: Linux needs to recognise Microsoft's leadership in some areas to better itself, Jim Zemlin, executive director for the Linux Foundation told delegates at the Linuxworld tradeshow in San Fransisco.

Mandriva 2008 Brings Windows Migration Support

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MDV

softpedia: Cassini is the name of the first beta release of the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2008, announced yesterday by the Mandriva team. This beta is available only as a three CD Free edition (containing no non-free software or drivers) for the x86-32 architecture, with a traditional installer.

Linux Vs. Mac: Linux Users Respond

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OS

Serdar Yegulalp (informationweek): Linux users had some interesting opinions about our recent article comparing Mac OS X with Linux, and didn't leave Windows out of the discussion.

A move to Ubuntu after 10 years of Redhat/Fedora

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Ubuntu

chrismatchett blog: I have been using Redhat/Fedora linux for the past 10 years, starting with RedHat 5.0. I recently decided to move to Ubuntu and here are some reasons why…

How to sneak Linux into your office

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Linux

itbusiness: I’m actually beginning to picture a day when users start to ask their IT departments why they can’t run Ubuntu Linux at work, the way they do at home. Make a business case and make it stick. It's easier than you think.

The openSUSE Project Turns Two

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SUSE

openSUSE news: It happened again. Another year passed (flew by). Happy Birthday openSUSE! In the past 365 days we successfully released openSUSE 10.2 with numerous improvements and new features. Up until now it has been installed hundreds of thousands of times.

How To Convert Songs From An Audio CD Into MP3/Ogg Files With K3b

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Linux
HowTos

This guide describes how you can use the CD/DVD burning application K3b to convert songs from an audio CD into MP3 or Ogg files that you can use on your MP3 player.

Install extra Themes and Icons in PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS
HowTos

YALB: Are you a PCLinuxOS 2007 user? Are you one of the many that love the default theme and think it’s eye catching but wish you could change it and make it your own? Do you wish there were more themes, icon sets, and bling for your desktop that would be easy to add? Here’s how I was able to customize PCLinuxOS 2007.

Tip: Download Accelerator for Linux

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HowTos

All about Linux: There are different ways of downloading files from remote locations. The most common and fail safe method of downloading huge files in Linux is to use the wget tool. But here is a nice tip to speed up your download of files by a significant factor.

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